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Top 4 Benefits of Recycling Metal

Sell Your Metal to An Experienced Metal Buyer

NowRush Recycling Solutions is an experienced metal buyer at maximizing our commercial and industrial customers’ scrap metal value. If you have large quantities of metals on-site, rent a dumpster from NowRush to store and recycle the metals safely. We buy a wide variety of metals, including non-ferrous and ferrous metals, at competitive prices. Our flexible and convenient roll-off dumpster services are tailored to meet the needs of customers. Contact us today and enjoy fast payouts.

Now, On to The Top 4 Benefits of Recycling Metal

Recycling has become essential in meeting cost reduction, reduced landfill utilization and environmental goals for commercial and industrial businesses, large and small. While most people are accustomed to re-using and recycling plastic and paper, metal recycling is a cost-effective – yet underused – way to reduce landfills, preserve resources and save money.

Besides the monetary gains for businesses, metal recycling packs environmental benefits in reducing greenhouse gases by conserving energy. So, whether you are looking to reduce your business costs or want to support the green lifestyle, here are the top four benefits of recycling metal.

Environmental Conservation

Recycling metal drastically reduces the burden on natural resources and results in environmental protection while offering valuable raw materials. Drilling and mining new base metals release greater amounts of greenhouse gases than using recycled metal.

According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, recycling metal cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 300-500 million tons. By recycling metal, you protect natural resources, preserve the natural landscape, and protect wildlife.

Recycling a ton of steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone. Recycled metal is a continuous resource as it can be re-used and cast into metal several times without getting depleted.

Energy Conservation

It takes less energy to recast scrap metal into a new product than to mine and process new metals. Recycling metal is an energy-efficient recycling technique that conserves raw materials in the face of steadily increasing prices. It extends the life of natural resources, saves energy, and reduces greenhouse emissions associated with mining operations by up to 40%.

Different metals require different amounts of energy to be produced. The recycling process can save up to 95% of the energy needed for smelting new metals, reducing greenhouse emissions, and saving energy for other purposes such as heating and lighting. For example, recycling one aluminum beverage can save enough energy to power a light bulb for more than four hours.

Economic Benefits

According to a study by the Scrap Metal Recycling institute, the recycling industry creates over 500,000 jobs and generates nearly $13 billion in tax revenue annually. As the prices of metals fluctuate with market demand, recycling metal is a way to maintain a steady income and create jobs.

Besides, metal recycling contributes significantly to the United States trade balance as many US-based recycled products are sold overseas. However, it’s essential to understand that metal recycling jobs require high training and skills, and wages vary from employer to location.

Consumer Benefits

When recycling your metal with NowRush, we buy the metals and pay you, the business owner, a certain amount for each ton you sell to us. Different metals have different prices, offering varying cash-outs. As an experienced metal buyer, we will help you maximize your scrap metal value. If needed, we also provide services such as recycling and dismantling larger pieces of scrap metal, like from demolition sites.